Improves access to sexual and reproductive health for women in El Salvador
The purpose of the Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz (Assembly of Cooperation for Peace) is to improve the conditions of access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health, with a human rights-based approach to health and gender in 10 communities in the municipality of Mejicanos, in the Department of San Salvador (El Salvador).
The Ministry of Health of El Salvador (MINSAL) is implementing programs to fight cervical, uterine and breast cancer, but these are insufficient, as they do not promote cytology and mammography campaigns. The data from previous actions indicate that 85% of the women treated were diagnosed with some type of problem; in 4% of cases, cancer.
The project also aims to contribute to having a community impact on the human right to health for 8,897 women and adolescent girls in 10 communities in the municipality of Mejicanos. To achieve this, 30 community leaders will be trained and coordinate as a network of health promoters, whose main objective will be to raise awareness among women and girls in their respective communities about the importance of sexual and reproductive health.
The indirect beneficiaries are 16,724 people, of whom 8,897 are women in the 10 communities in which the project will be implemented, and who will benefit from awareness-raising activities on the importance of sexual and reproductive health, to be carried out by community health promoters.